Thursday, August 18, 2016

No-Sew Superhero Capes for Kids

I love making arts and crafts, especially when I can make items and give them to my grandchildren or donate them to charity. Such as the recent campaign that I participated in called Capes for Kids, sponsored by FamilyFun Magazine.

People were encouraged to get together & throw superhero cape making parties and then donate those capes to charity. All of the capes made during the campaign were donated to homeless shelters and given out to kids. How cool is that? Totally cool.

I was honored to participate in this important campaign and had my little cape making party with my mother, husband, granddaughter and godson volunteering to help me. We used the pattern and instructions online to make the No-Sew Superhero Capes. You can print it all out and make some kid's superhero capes for charity and/or make a few for your own kids to enjoy.

To decorate some of the No-Sew Superhero Capes that we made for the campaign I used some complimentary products that I received from the May Arts Ribbon Company. Here's some information about the company and their gorgeous ribbons & trims that they offer.

May Arts offers a variety of different products featuring:

* Decorative Ribbons for Apparel, Crafts, and Floral Design
* Lace Ribbons
* 100% Silk Ribbons
* May Arts’ Signature Adhesive Ribbons
* Trims & Embellishments
* Gift Tags
* Banners & Garland

When we made the children's superhero capes, I decided to use some of the May Arts ribbon on two of the capes. On the one shown above, I used some fabric glue and glued the red pom-pom decorative ribbon around the collar portion of the cape and left it dry overnight & then trimmed it to the proper length. I drew a simple flower onto a piece of paper and used that as my flower template and simply cut out the flowers from various pieces of colored felt. I glued them onto the cape along with a colored pom-pom to accent the center of each flower. A really easy design for little girls!

For the second little girl's design I used the burgundy decorative ribbon in a zig-zag pattern to trim around the bottom of the cape. Again, I just used fabric glue to adhere it to the felt. I then drew a large heart onto a piece of paper and used it as my template to cut out a heart from purple felt. I glued it on and decided that it needed a little more special trim, so I used that same decorative ribbon around the collar of the cape. When using fabric glue, you always want to let it thoroughly dry overnight before using your items. If you use special glue for fabric, they are indeed washable and dryable!

Over the coming weeks I'll be using more of the ribbons that I received from May Arts in various sewing and craft projects and will be featuring them all here on my craft blog. I plan on using some of the ribbons & trims in some of my holiday cardmaking & scrapbooking projects that I want to do. In addition, I'll be using them to make some cool ribbon holiday ornaments too. Stay tuned for all of those craft projects in the coming weeks!

May Arts ribbon can be purchased through their new retail website, or through one of their many suppliers found in the retail locator.

Disclosure: Shelly received complimentary ribbons & trims from May Arts to feature in various craft & sewing projects here on her blog. No monetary compensation was received. Please visit our sponsor and thank them for helping to support our blog. Thanks!

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